Silver Linings Playbook Leads Independent Spirit Award: Full List of Winners Revealed

Silver Linings Playbook Leads Independent Spirit Award: Full List of Winners Revealed

The movie industry’s most precious day is almost upon us. As we anxiously await for Oscar Sunday, the 28th annual Independent Spirit Awards gala took place near Santa Monica beach on Saturday, Feb 23.

The award show is known for celebrating independent filmmakers.

Saturday Night Live actor, Andy Sandberg, hosted the event, while Matthew McConaughey, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner (just to name a few) presented.

Silver Linings Playbook took the lead in number of wins. The film won for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Female Lead.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Feature: Silver Linings Playbook—Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon

Best Director: David O. Russell—Silver Linings Playbook

Best Screenplay: David O. Russell—Silver Linings Playbook

Best First Feature: The Perks of Being a Wallfower—Director: Stephen Chbosky; Producers: Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith

Best First Screenplay: Derek Connolly—Safety Not Guaranteed

John Cassavetes Award: Middle of Nowhere—Writer/Director/Producer: Ava DuVernay; Producers: Howard Barish, Paul Garnes

Best Female Lead: Jennifer Lawrence—Silver Linings Playbook

Best Male Lead: John Hawkes—The Sessions

Best Supporting Female: Helen Hunt—The Sessions

Best Supporting Male: Matthew McConaughey—Magic Mike

Best Cinematorgarphy: Ben Richardson—Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Documentary: The Invisible War—Director: Kirby Dick; Producers: Tanner King Barklow, Amy Ziering

Best International Film: Amour—Director: Michael Haneke

Piaget Producers Award: Stones in the Sun—Producer: Mynette Louie

Someone to Watch Award: Gimme the Loot—Director: Adam Leon

Robert Altman Award: Starlet—Director: Sean Baker; Casting Director: Julia Kim; Ensemble Cast: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Karren Karagulian, Stella Maeve, James Ransone

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